SPECIAL
INDONESIAN SPECIES
FLASKS AVAILABLE NOW IN
AUSTRALIA
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ORCHID FLASKS
Bali Orchid Garden can supply seedling orchids in sterile flasks suitable for export to
most countries. Because orchids need to be grown in a sterile medium these flasks pose
no threat to introduction of disease to the country of destination.

The agricultural authorities in most countries will allow a small number of flasks to be
carried in personal luggage, but you will need to declare them and they will need to be
inspected by the authorities. As long as the sealing on the flask has not been disturbed
there should be no reason for fungus or other disease to enter. The pressurisation and
de-pressurisation during travel can sometimes allow air to enter the flask but it will not do
so if the seal is maintained.
Please  maintain the flask with seedlings upright during travel. We advise for best results
that seedlings are deflasked as soon as possible after travelling.

The medium used in some flasks has a black colouration. This is NOT disease but due to
one of the medium ingredients that helps in seedling growth.

If  you have any difficulties with your authorities we would like to know about it. We may need
to contact them to clarify their concerns.
Recently we have been made aware of difficulties at some of the Australian airports. We
have been in contact with them and have been assured that the flasks we supply are in
order and the black colouration in the media is acceptable. Please refer them to us if flasks
are to be confiscated.
species flasks
FLASKS AVAILABLE

Cattleya, Dendrobium and
Phalaenopsis hybrids are   
available in varying colours

Also Orchid species
and Nepenthes  

Large flasks contain 30-50
seedlings
Small flasks of 5 or 10
seedlings are also available

Flasks can be sent by post to
most countries  

Flasks available and
in stock are constantly
changing as new and
interesting species and
hybrids become available


Specie Flasks available

Place orders directly at:

info@baliorchidgarden.com
INDONESIAN SPECIES FLASKS


In a collaboration agreement with Bogor Botanical Gardens' Indonesian Institute of Sciences,
Bali Orchid Garden can now supply flasks of Indonesian species.

Bogor Botanical Garden and Bali Orchid Garden share the objectives of environmental protection
and orchid preservation through research, education and cultivation of orchid species. Together
with the government botanical gardens, Bali Orchid Garden provides facilities for the public to
enjoy these orchids.

Bali Orchid Garden has sole rights for the international distribution of Bogor Indonesian species
flasks.
A large variety of species from the many regions of Indonesia are available through Bali Orchid
Garden

The Bali Orchid Garden Indonesian Orchid Conservation Fund has been established to assist
joint research and conservation of Indonesian orchids. Bali Orchid Garden contributes to this
from the sale of Bogor species flasks.

Contact :  
info@baliorchidgarden.com
            DE-FLASKING - Removing Orchids from flasks

PREPARATION

There are several plants in each flask, large flasks may have 20 to 50 plants, small ones up to 5 or 10
plants. Prepare sufficient quantities of the following items BEFORE opening the bottle:

1.        Small pots, either clay or plastic. The advantage of plastic pots is that they retain water whereas
the clay pots dry out and are better suited to humid environments.
2.        Fertilizer, general growing foliar fertilizer, diluted to half strength
3.        Fungicide made into solution with strength according to manufacturer’s instructions.
4.        Small pieces of broken clay pots and/or charcoal for drainage. Adding some charcoal is         
preferred as this also helps to ‘sweeten’ the medium.
5.        Spagnum Moss with or without tree fern as media.
6.        Water.

If using clay pots, soak in water for approximately 10 minutes. Break the moss and fern into small
pieces and soak in the fertilizer solution for 10 minutes.

REMOVING ORCHIDS FROM FLASK

1.        It is usually necessary to break the bottle to remove the orchids. Try to break the bottle near the
top rather than the entire bottle to avoid broken glass being mixed in with the seedlings. One way of
doing this is to place the bottle in a bucket of water and break under water. The glass sinks, separating
it from the orchids, with less chance of glass remnants causing a cut.

2.        Clean the seedlings under gently running cold water. Be sure to remove all agar (jelly) from
around the roots as any residue will invite fungal infection. Try not to handle the roots with fingers.

3.        Soak the seedlings in fungicide solution for approximately 10 minutes and then leave to dry for a
further 10 minutes.

4.        While waiting for the seedlings to dry, prepare the pots by placing pieces of clay chip and/or
charcoal on the bottom with a layer of small tree fern pieces on top. Shred the tree fen and mix with
sphagnum moss or use moss alone as the top layer.

5.        Place the seedlings carefully on the moss and lightly cover the roots with a fine layer of moss,
leaving the main “stem” of the plant free of any media.

6.        Place the pot in a shaded area and mist spray with a solution of fertilizer and fungicide.

7.        Ensure the seedlings do not dry out over the first few weeks by misting them occasionally with
water. They must not get too wet.

8.        The entire pot can be placed in a clear large plastic bag to maintain humidity for the first two
weeks. There must be enough air inside so it does not remain too misted. After 2 weeks punch 2 holes
in the bag and over a period of a month gradually increase the holes in the bag to allow more air from
the outside to enter. This method will allow the seedlings to acclimatize gradually. It is however very
important not to allow the plants to get too wet as this may lead to fungal infection.

9.        Spray fertilize once every 2 weeks with a dilute fertilizer solution. After three months this should be
able to be increased to weekly spraying.
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Bali Orchid Garden, opened
in 1999, was founded and
developed for PT Anggrek
Anyar by David and Dorothy
Dowd.

It is Bali's only Orchid Garden
for overseas and local
tourists and complements
the government botanical
gardens.

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Information on Growing and caring for Orchids can be obtained through orchid
societies throughout the world. One we recommend with some comprehensive
advice can be found at
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